Flashcards in Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and processes that deliver accessible and inclusive environments Deck (10)
What is an inclusive environment?
Accommodates different ways people use built env.
Facilitates equal use by everyone, particularly where demographics = changing day-to-day
Regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, faith, economic circumstance
Does not physically / socially separate, discriminate / isolate
Essential to create a fair society and sustainable future
Up to designers, architects, engineers etc. to consider different needs
How does Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) define inclusive design?
Inclusive - so everyone can use it safely, easily and with dignity
Responsive - taking account of what people say they need and want
Flexible - so different people can use it in different ways
Convenient - so everyone can use it without too much effort or separation
Accommodating for all people, regardless of their age, gender, mobility, ethnicity or circumstances.
Welcoming - with no disabling barriers that might exclude some people.
Realistic - offering more than one solution to help balance everyone's needs and recognising that
one solution may not work for all
What are the SEVEN principles of universal design?
1. Equitable use
2. Flexibility in use
3. Simple and intuitive
4. Perceptible information
5. Tolerance for error
6. Low physical effort
7. Size and space for approach and use
Why is teamworking important?
Mix of skills, knowledge and experience = greater creativity and innovation in solutions
Involving other depts. in team = buy-in across organisation
Improve inter-departmental communications and enhance relationships
Interaction / feeling part of a team = motivating and rewarding
Sense of ‘belonging’ = enhance productivity
Sense of team spirit, people will not want to let others down, might ‘go the extra mile’
Sense of inclusion
What are the THREE different scales of inclusive design?
o National and regional scale
o City and neighbourhood scale
o Building and public space scale
What is national and regional scale inclusive design?
E.G. as a result of policy decisions and growing inequalities in infrastructure investment
Takes longer to travel by train from Liverpool to Hull than from London to Paris
What is city and neighbourhood scale inclusive design?
E.G. location of jobs, houses, shops and schools across cities, and how they are linked through public transport, walking and cycling
What is building and public space scale inclusive design?
E.G. inclusive design of entrances and steps can make people feel welcome and allow all to participate fully
How can you approach inclusive design from the outset?
Consultation = key; need to understand users and their needs
Stakeholder engagement and consultation